I was going to post my recipe for the gluten free ginger bars I made for the cookie swap today, but somehow I have misplaced the post-it note on which it was written. I am hoping to find it (I’ll be honest here- don’t hold your breath)…if not, I’ll be remaking the recipe and I promise to share it soon.

Forgive me for screwing that up…allow me to make it up to you with a little giveaway :)

This giveaway is for a lovely book called Cookie Craft: From Baking to Luster Dust, Designs and Techniques for Creative Cookie Occasions.

{Now just in case you are thinking you’d like to have me publicly flogged for all this talk of cookies on what is supposed to be a healthy recipes blog, get over it. It’s the holidays. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having a cookie or two (or ahem, three) here and there- just don’t go way overboard and make sure to eat lots of the good stuff, like salads and protein, to balance out the not-so-good carbs and the sugar.}

So here’s the deal with the book. I gave it to my mom one year ago for Hanukah and she has been making the most beautiful and delicious cookies ever since; we got together last week so she could give me a lesson in “Cookie Decorating 101″ inspired by the book. Honestly I’ve never done any “real” cookie decorating before (like where the words “piping”, “flooding”, etc. come into play)…we had such a great time!

I had such fun that I ordered my own copy of the book, but then it occurred to me that I can borrow my mom’s anytime…I’d rather give the brand new copy to one of you!

All you have to do to enter the Cookie Craft giveaway is leave a comment below. Feel free to share the giveaway on twitter or facebook, too…not necessary, but always appreciated, and if you do you’ll get another entry if you leave an additional comment letting me know. This giveaway will close tomorrow (Friday 12/17/10) at midnight and I’ll pick a winner using random.org early Saturday morning. Provided I can get in touch with the winner right away and get your address, I’ll ship the book out to you no later than Monday morning. I’ll even ship it Priority Mail so you’ll be sure to get it in time for Christmas.

Good luck!

 

62 Comments

  1. 1

    glenda — December 16, 2010 @ 11:09 am

    beautiful cookies, would love to have the book !!

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    citizenkeery — December 16, 2010 @ 11:09 am

    I want anything that gives me hope of being more like you!

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    citizenkerry — December 16, 2010 @ 11:10 am

    um, in my last comment, i spelled my name wrong. so i am not trying to enter twice. trying again:

    I want anything that gives me hope of being more like you!

    also: these pictures are gorgeous!

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    jaime sauve — December 16, 2010 @ 11:11 am

    I absolulty love these cookies!! They are beautiful and look professional!

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    Laurel — December 16, 2010 @ 11:13 am

    Arts and crafts are so much more fun when they’re edible, or hung on your Christmas tree even.

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    jaime sauve — December 16, 2010 @ 11:15 am

    Ok I shared on facebook!!! ;)

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    Kristina @ spabettie — December 16, 2010 @ 11:15 am

    I would LOVE this book… cut out cookies are my absolute favorite! yours are BEAUTIFUL !

    thanks for the opportunity! HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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    Alicia @culinarybliss — December 16, 2010 @ 11:20 am

    This book looks awesome, and your cookies are gorgeous!

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    Betty Burchett — December 16, 2010 @ 11:22 am

    My young teen son really wants the book, so I’m entering in hopes of getting it for him. Thanks for all you do!

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    Colleen Fox — December 16, 2010 @ 11:24 am

    Baking cookies with the kiddos on this snow day. I’d love to have some new recipes to mix in with the old stand-bys!
    Sharing on FB, too =)

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    Heather Davis — December 16, 2010 @ 11:50 am

    Beautiful biscuits! I feel inspired to try them myself. I’ve always been put off by how intricate they look. But you make it seem really easy. Thanks for sharing this!

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    Lisa Collins — December 16, 2010 @ 12:10 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! I’m hosting a cookie decorating party tomorrow and hoping this will inspire me. You’re amazing as always – I love reading your blog :)

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    Audrey — December 16, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

    Your cookies came out amazing!
    And ITA about enjoying the holidays!

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    Linda — December 16, 2010 @ 12:35 pm

    Cookies as art! Thanks for your blog.

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    Gabby — December 16, 2010 @ 12:37 pm

    Love your work station. And love how you showed step by step how you decorated the cookies.

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    Ilana Leykekhman — December 16, 2010 @ 12:46 pm

    they look beautiful and delicious.

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    Dana Graham — December 16, 2010 @ 12:49 pm

    Love the cookies! Shared!!

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    Roxan — December 16, 2010 @ 1:17 pm

    Oh, I hope I win this!I could always use some more pointers on cookie decorating,.

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    Sue — December 16, 2010 @ 1:56 pm

    What bright and festive cookies you have there!

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    robynski — December 16, 2010 @ 2:14 pm

    I love decorated cookies, yet my attempts were never as successful as yours! I’m all about the snowflake this year. Probably because in SoCal we’re still in the 80s.

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    Paige @ The Gravy Boat — December 16, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

    This looks like so much fun! I’ve never done much with decorating cookies (outside of the very, very basic frosting and sprinkles) but I’d love to try!

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    Jara — December 16, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

    these cookies look so adorable. I’ve yet to endeavour into the world of cookie decorating. Christmas seems like the perfect time to decorate cookies!

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    Nicole-Lynn — December 16, 2010 @ 2:41 pm

    What a fun giveaway! I’m getting married soon, so I’m learning new ways to cook/bake. I love it! This looks like a nice cookbook to have handy, especially during the holidays!

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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    Jenna — December 16, 2010 @ 2:58 pm

    Woohoo! This giveaway looks fun!

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    Ashlie — December 16, 2010 @ 3:09 pm

    I haven’t made iced sugar cookies for about 20 years – since I was a little girl with my mom! I usually stick to drop cookies, but these are so pretty they are inspiring me to branch out :)

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    Karen B — December 16, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

    How pretty! I love making and decorating cut-out cookies. I’d love to have this book–I’ll have to head out and see if I can find it if I don’t win! You do very nice (and yummy-looking work)!

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    Liz the Chef — December 16, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

    My cookie-making/baking skills are on a par with the kindergarten kids I work with as a volunteer…Well, maybe they are better re the decorating aspect of the whole cookie gestalt. I badly need a cookie cookbook!

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    Melissa — December 16, 2010 @ 4:26 pm

    What beautiful cookies! They look like they should be ornaments on a Christmas tree.

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    Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen — December 16, 2010 @ 4:53 pm

    Your cookies turned out so pretty! If these are the results from reading this cookbook, then I totally need it! :)

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    Marcy S — December 16, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

    This book looks amazing! Such cute cookies!

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    Jessica — December 16, 2010 @ 4:59 pm

    Wow, these cookies look gorgeous! I’ve always wanted to try going all out with cookie decorating, but I’m always so intimidated. Maybe that will be my New Year’s Resolution!

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    Annie — December 16, 2010 @ 5:31 pm

    Ooh, I hope I win, I hope I win! Awesome book! Your cookies are so beautiful!

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    Aims — December 16, 2010 @ 6:46 pm

    These cookies look amazing!!! I’m absolutely hopeless when it comes to decorating, so this book would be awesome to try.

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    Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels — December 16, 2010 @ 7:13 pm

    Your cookies are so beautiful! I especially love the cute snowman :) Thanks for having such a great giveaway, it looks like an amazing book!

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    GD Blogger — December 16, 2010 @ 8:29 pm

    That book looks amazing, and those cookies are terrific! I wish I could make decorated cookies like that.

    gdblogger1 at gmail dot com (or find me on twitter @gdblogger1)

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    Maria — December 16, 2010 @ 8:42 pm

    Gorgeous cookies!

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    Heather — December 16, 2010 @ 9:12 pm

    Beautiful cookies! I love all the different designs.

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    MelodyJ — December 16, 2010 @ 10:01 pm

    This looks like a great book to have.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Debbie Marshall — December 16, 2010 @ 11:54 pm

    Your cookies look spectacular and the cover of the book is also so inviting. I think people really appreciate the extra time taken to bake and decorate a truly beautiful cookie. Thank you for the inspiration!

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    Debbie Marshall — December 16, 2010 @ 11:59 pm

    Just “shared” this on my facebook profile: Deborah Marshall. Hope lots of people see it.

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    Catherine — December 17, 2010 @ 5:57 am

    OK, there go my plans for the day! Will be hitting up the kitchen trying to duplicate these beauties!

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    Sarah — December 17, 2010 @ 8:13 am

    I love your cookies. My always turn out like such a mess!

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    Kara — December 17, 2010 @ 8:37 am

    Beautiful cookies and the book looks like a lot of fun!

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    Claudia Bernheim — December 17, 2010 @ 8:41 am

    Hi Winnie… this is the first of your giveaways that I’ve entered… think that says something about how healthy and green I am? Seriously though, they’re beautiful and fun to do with the kids. I just bought farm animal cut-outs and can’t wait! Happy Holidays!

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    Amanda — December 17, 2010 @ 9:37 am

    Those look great winnie, so fun!

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    Kye — December 17, 2010 @ 12:31 pm

    those look amazing. is that a gingerbread snowman? he belongs in my stomach.

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    Diana — December 17, 2010 @ 12:43 pm

    Wow! Those cookies are absolutely perfect! I would love to know the tricks to getting them to look that good…. mmmmm…. cooookies

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    Megan — December 17, 2010 @ 4:20 pm

    Your cookies are beautiful. I love making sugar cookies but I dont decorate them quite as pretty as these. I need lessons too! What a great book. :)

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    Megan — December 17, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

    I shared on Facebook.

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    April K — December 17, 2010 @ 5:01 pm

    what great looking cookies!!

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    April K — December 17, 2010 @ 5:01 pm

    Off to share on facebook and Megan it was you sharing this on facebook that made me come over. :o)

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    robynski — December 17, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

    I also re-tweeted this too!

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    Bonnie — December 17, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

    These cookies are so beautiful!! Almost too pretty to eat! I would love to have this book so I could try to bake and decorate cooks with my two daughters.

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    Monet — December 18, 2010 @ 12:58 am

    I think I might have missed the giveaway…darn! These cookies are just ADORABLE!

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    Urwhatu8 — December 18, 2010 @ 5:13 pm

    Those cookies look amazing…hope I win. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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    kate @ the parsley thief — December 20, 2010 @ 6:29 am

    Gorgeous Winnie!! That’s what my kitchen will be looking like this week! Have a great holiday!

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    Meagan — December 21, 2010 @ 7:32 am

    These cookies look divine! So hard to do :) and so easy to eat!

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    Susan — December 22, 2010 @ 7:27 pm

    Those cookies are awesome and massive!

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